Fall is my favorite time of year. That first morning that I wake up to a chill in the air, I swear I get all giddy inside. I pull out my thick warm socks and my winter robe and my chili recipe and I am in heaven, I tell you. I love the crisp, cool days and the autumn leaves and the football and the pumpkins and the Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving. Lord, do I love Thanksgiving. Doesn't it seem fitting that our country, home of the Free and the Brave and the Fortunate, would set aside a day when the whole country would give thanks for our blessings? And then follow it up with a day of greed and conspicuous consumption? Only in America!
This has been a hard year in so many ways but I have much to be thankful for. My beloved sister-in-law is in the fight of her life against cancer but is WINNING! While she has lost so much (her hair, her independence, the use of one of her legs, and much more), she is with us and planning for the future and for that we are grateful beyond belief for we cannot imagine a world without her in it. My kid is happy and healthy, my marriage has survived some difficult times and seems all the stronger for them, I am blessed beyong belief by a wise and wonderful group of friends. What more could a girl ask for?